A3DM Technologies is distinguished for over two decades as a leader in Additive Manufacturing for Platinum and Precious Metals. 

Expertise in product and process development extend to luxury, aerospace, medical, and telecommunications applications.

"Every material and geometry presents a unique challenge"

 

"In order to achieve and acceptable dimensional, metallurgical, and surface quality, many factors must be considered"  

Material Process Parameters 

The rapid heating and cooling inherent in laser based powder metallurgy provides unique opportunities to optimize physical properties and product performance  

Consideration of critical thermal and electrical properties are an essential part of this development process       

  • Melting Point 

  • Boiling Point 

  • Thermal Conductivity 

  • Specific Heat 

  • Heat of Fusion 

  • Heat of Vaporization

  • Electrical Conductivity 

  • Optical Reflectivity 

Scan Speed  - Laser Power

Video Credit - P Bidare January 2018

Laser scan speed further defines critical melt pool characteristics 

Considerations for convection of the liquid metal pool and plasma vapors that create particle spatter are an important focus  

Laser Plotting Strategies 

Laser plotting at power values and scan speeds are calculated for borders to achieve required accuracy and surface finish 

Hatching strategies to achieve the required product density are also the focus of a specific material process and application development

A3DM Technologies is distinguished for over two decades as a leader in Additive Manufacturing for Platinum and Precious Metals. 

We welcome inquiries for collaboration opportunities in new plasma processed materials and product development 

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